Bizarre death of area worker, two others prompts federal warning
AMITE - OSHA is warning employers and employees in the mowing industry about potentially hazardous working conditions after a series of bizarre accidents killed three workers.
In Tangipahoa Parish, a worker at Bracy's Nursery was found dead in a stream bed after the riding lawnmower he was using overturned and pinned him in the water. OSHA did not release specifics about the worker's identity, only saying the death happened in the last thirty days.
Two others died in accidents in Austin, Texas, and Little Rock, Arkansas.
"As the mowing season revs up, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration warns the landscape services industry to be vigilant in protecting their workers engaged in mowing and other associated jobs," a spokesperson said in a news release Monday. "These numbers are alarming."
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